Journey 120: GONE TOO SOON

Just as the break of dawn comes to us, one of the reasons I understood perfectly well why LIFE is so unfair is what had happened to the young men and children who died in the fire that gutted down bed and breakfast budget hotel in Tuguegarao City. It is never fair because these young men never choose their lives to end that way. It is never fair because they had continually dreamed for a better tomorrow, dreamed of that new job as nurses, and dreamed of families they will be helping all along as they improved on their lives, dream of life with their future wives, dream of the future they will never ever enjoy after this tragedy.

In death, one can never choose how it come but what thing is certain, it is just the beginning of a wonderful journey back home. One that is without problems, trials, challenges and pains. I remembered the moments I lost my dad in 2004 and my mum in 2009, it pained me as a son but all I can say, it is what life’s cycle should be, that sons and daughters burry their parents but not this, it is never a cycle in life that parents burry their sons. It’s a pained loss, never can be matched. No words of comfort or silence can ever be expressed to be of help to the grieving families.

To the families, my deepest and sincerest condolences. To the friends who have lost them, my sincerest condolences. To the community that have loss such promising young nurses, I share in your pains and sadness over this tragedy.

Let us send them our love, our peace and our prayers.

To the brothers that I never knew, I shared in the pains of the your families and loved ones. This tragedy struck me more than your parents, siblings and friends do. I grieve for your passing but also believes that each passing redeems something, conquers death and finally, come back home to where our Father is.

Rest in Peace all of you brothers Jerome Saet, Francis Carambas, Nelmar Galapia, Narl Jensan Lopez, Henderson Lodevico, Marlon Justin Viernes, Ryan James Malaki, Richard Allen Gonzales and Ronualdo Respicio.

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4 thoughts on “Journey 120: GONE TOO SOON

  1. jessie mar guinucay, rn

    rest in peace po!! my prayers are with you and to your family… the whole nursing community of region 2 is mourning for this tragic event!!!

    • I have made this in honor of them. I have never personally knew them but it does not matter now because we all belong to one big Christian family. I share in their family’s pains and grief.

      Thank you for your message Jessie. God bless.

  2. nax

    and quoted: “I understood perfectly well why LIFE is so unfair is what had happened to the young men and children who died in the fire that gutted down bed and breakfast budget hotel in Tuguegarao City. It is never fair because these young men never choose their lives to end that way. It is never fair because they had continually dreamed for a better tomorrow, dreamed of that new job as nurses, and dreamed of families they will be helping all along as they improved on their lives, dream of life with their future wives, dream of the future they will never ever enjoy after this tragedy”…..

    ambiguous and ridiculous statement at all…

    –well, for once, you look at life’s tragedies as unfair…and how do you look at life’s glories, graces and successes??? is that what you call FAIRness of living???

    —then for me…life is os fair that you need to have tragedies and successes…

    • Well, thank you for your statements as said. I agree with you when you said the statement I wrote here were ambiguous but ridiculous? I do not think so. It’s an insult to those whose lives were loss as a result of this tragedy. For life to be fair, it has to be well-lived, even in all its glories, graces as well as successes. What I am stating here was that they died, not of their choosing or shall I put it, someone has responsibility over their deaths. This is a senseless death and an unacceptable one. Personally, I did not know these young nurses, but some friends in Isabela does and I share their loss, grief and pains.

      They will never have died so young and gone too soon if only some people are careful enough to have foresight as to what shall happen to that establishment considering its state. The review center that they hired had placed them in harm’s way with that kind of accommodation. The Fire Department of Tuguegarao City has to be accountable for their deaths considering that the Bed and Breakfast Pension House is a fire-hazard establishment which should have been recommended for closure long before this accident happen.

      No one sought this accident and yes, no one questions the will of God but their deaths is one that is unjustly done unto them. These are all male graduates who could have done more than they could muster to get out of harm’s way but because the hotel does not have a working fire alarm system, no sprinkler, no fire extinguishers, no working fire exits, with windows on steel grills, what do you expect them to do? But in spite all that, they have fought their way to salvation anyhow but unfortunately, their will to survive has been overshadowed by the clumsiness of the BFP and others.

      Lives as we live it are precious and no one, no one can ever justify how fair life is even in tragedies. To you, perhaps, life is so fair of which you need to have these kind of tragedies because you were not in their way or you are not those friends who have loss them or the father and mother, siblings, entire families who have loss a son, brother, nephew and grandson.

      I have written this on my blog in honor of their memories. I have never come to know these valiant young nurses, not even their families but I share their grief, bereavement and pains. Santiago City and Isabela Province has loss nine (9) young nurses to a tragedy not of their making, not of their choice but someone else. Now with that, tell me if life is fair?

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